After revelation that it was purposefully throttling some comparison iPhones in sequence to preserve battery life, Apple has announced a new program that offers deputy batteries to all business that might be affected. Here’s all we need to know about it.
Update 1/11/18: If we have an iPhone 6 Plus, we might be waiting a while before we get your battery replacement.
Is my iPhone partial of a battery deputy program?
If we have an iPhone 6 or after we are authorised to accept a battery as partial of a program. The finish list of phones enclosed are:
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
I have an iPhone 5s. Am we out of luck?
It seems that we are. But we have zero to remove by streamer to your internal Apple Store and articulate to one of Apple’s Genius correct technicians.
How most does a new iPhone battery cost?
Apple is charging $29 to implement a battery, a assets of $50 over a common $79 out-of-warranty cost for replacing a battery.
How prolonged does a battery deputy module last?
Apple has already start swapping out batteries and says a module will final by Dec 2018.
What if we have AppleCare+?
AppleCare+ provides dual years of hardware correct coverage, so if we phone is within a coverage window, Apple will reinstate your battery for free.
How do we trigger a battery repair?
Head over to Apple’s support page, name iPhone, afterwards Battery, Power Charging, and name a problem we are having. From there we can name to discuss online or over a phone, or report an appointment to move it into an Apple Store for repair. You can also check with an Apple Authorized Service Provider in your area.
Do we need to make an appointment during an Apple Store?
Technically no, nonetheless we should! Apple has been flooded with requests for new batteries, so you’ll wish to haven a mark in line to equivocate creation a squandered outing to a Apple Store.
How prolonged will we have to wait?
The battery correct itself is generally finished within an hour. However, a accurate wait time will count on a work bucket during your sold Apple Store and a phone indication we have. Macrumors.com reported on Jan 11 that iPhone 6 Plus deputy batteries won’t be accessible until late Mar to early April, according to an internal request distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. Batteries for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus battery have a two-week availability, while a iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE are straightforwardly available.
Can we mail my iPhone to Apple?
Yes, a module is accessible around mail, nonetheless that means you’ll expected be though your iPhone for a few days. When we trigger a correct around mail, Apple will send a pre-paid shipping box for your iPhone and promises to lapse it in 3-5 business days.
Is there anything we need to do before we move my iPhone in for a battery replacement?
Run a backup. While Apple substantially won’t need to reset your phone, a burst shade or shop-worn enclosing could means issues with a barter that requires a full restore. So you’ll wish to run an iCloud or iTunes backup before we conduct to a Apple Store to make certain your information won’t be lost.
I recently paid full cost to reinstate my battery. Can we get a refund?
Possibly. French Apple fan site iGeneration is stating that Apple will reinstate a $50 disproportion to business who recently paid $79 for a battery deputy on one of a influenced models. However, Apple has not strictly announced a reinstate program, so it might count on a Apple dilettante that we pronounce to.
How do we know if my iPhone is one of a influenced models?
If your phone has been indolent over a past few months, your battery is expected a culprit. Back in iOS 10.2.1, Apple combined a power-management underline to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE that throttles a limit opening to recompense for disappearing battery life. When we take your phone in for repair, Apple will run a evidence exam to check a battery life, nonetheless iGeneration is stating that batteries will be transposed regardless of a results.
How do we check my possess iPhone’s battery life?
Apple doesn’t nonetheless offer any diagnostics for checking battery health, nonetheless we can use third-party Mac app coconutBattery to get an discerning overview of your iPhone’s battery. After downloading a app, block in your iPhone, concede it to be used by your Mac by dire Trust on your iPhone, and launch a coconutBattery app on your Mac. Then name a iOS device add-on to see your iPhone’s assign capacity.
What is Apple doing to stop this from function on my new iPhone X?
Battery life will be an emanate for as prolonged as iPhones use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, nonetheless Apple is earnest to be some-more pure about a emanate going forward. As partial of an arriving iOS update, Apple will be adding new facilities to a battery add-on in Settings that yield some prominence into a health of a battery, something users have wanted for years. While this won’t repair a problem, it will let users aim intensity issues before they impact opening and get them rectified.